The 2014 World Cup still seems so far away, but with every passing week and completed football match, we draw closer to the international showdown in Brazil.
Nations from all across the world will once again compete for the greatest international prize, and the chance to etch their names into the history books forever.
Already, the storylines for the 2014 World Cup are starting to write themselves, with plenty of fascinating matchups and potential dream scenarios set to be played out.
Read on to find the 10 most pressing early World Cup storylines to watch out for.
June 12, 2014 seemingly can't come quickly enough.